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Government In Canada


Ilianna Rosa-Mor
Mind Map by Ilianna Rosa-Mor, updated more than 1 year ago
Ilianna Rosa-Mor
Created by Ilianna Rosa-Mor over 6 years ago

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Government In Canada
  1. The Constitution
    1. A set of fundamaental principles according to how the area is govern.Sets out the governor genera and the three also describes how the three branches work together
    2. The Monarch
      1. The "Head Of State" who is Represented by the Governor General. The Governor General is responsible for signing the bills or more specifically the "The Royal Assent". New Canadian Citizens must swear allegiance to/in the Monarch's name. Canada's Monarch is named Queen Elizabeth while our GG is named David Johnston
        1. Legislative Branch
          1. Consists of the Senate : Group of 105 individuals who are used to represent the province's interest. The Senators are appointed by the GG. The lead Senate is also a member of the Cabinet. They may have the same power as the HOC, yet they are believed to only have the second input in the chamber. Also placed in the Upper House of the Parliament. The House of Commons : Made up of 305 elected members. Only they can control governmental money. The whole concept of the legislative branch is to make the laws.
            1. Political Parties often compete against each other party. Each party has similar yet very different ideas on how to govern a country. The leader of the party which recieves the most votes in an election becomes Canada's PM.
              1. On some occasions,a party will win through minority government where they can then team up with another party as bigger opponent. For this to happen, a party must receive less than half of the seats which is usually not preferred
          2. Executive Branch
            1. The whole concept of this branch is to enforce and operate each law. It is made up of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister and Government Departments. The Cabinet, who is appointed by the premier, works in ties with the Prime Minister. They are responsible for establishing governmental policies and for that, are also known as the executive government. The PM's job is then to represent a constituency which is why they are considered the lead of government. Another reason for this title is because of how much influence they have on how our country is ran.
              1. Government Departments are
            2. Judical Branch
              1. This branch is the branch to change laws before final review. It is made up of the Supreme Court who's job is very important. However, it is said that the job comes with little power besides the power of the final say in a law, that is.
                1. The Provincial and Territorial Courts are set courts for all 10 provinces and two of the territories. Their role in the government is fo handle any situations or concerns with law breaking, offence or any claims against another for the purpose of justice.
                  1. How bills become laws is not a simple process. It must go through the Senate, hOC and three different reading and can be rejected at many different times which makes it very rare that a bill will make it through the whole process. The final step is for the bill to be signed as a Royal Assent
                    1. Lobbyist are the ones that attempt to influence most decisions made in the goverment based off of preference
                      1. The role of the media and government is to spread news about what is going on in our political system. This is a good way for the community to share there ideas about there government and to change it.
                2. a federal system, a constitutional monarchy, a parliament democracy
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